What is Emergency Management?

Emergency Management is how we come together to minimize the impact that various emergencies have on our communities. You can think of it as a big circle that takes you through stages we call mitigation, preparedness, response & recovery.

Emergency Management brings together many resources and puts them together in a flexible & scalable manner to best address the wide range of hazards we can experience.

A common misconception is that Emergency Management takes over response to an emergency or disaster. This is not so; Emergency Management's role in an actual emergency or disaster is to support responders as a resource and lead recovery efforts after response has ended.